Posted on Thursday, March 31st, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Back to the Future: The Ride, which many theme park enthusiasts consider to be the finest attraction ever built, closed its doors at Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood in 2007. And let’s be honest – it was probably the right move. The beloved motion simulator thrill ride first opened in Florida in 1991 and California in 1993 and, well over a decade later, it was starting to show its age in a big way. Not even a time travel ride can remain young forever.
One version lived on, though. Back to the Future: The Ride opened at Universal Studios Japan in 2001 and it became the last place on the planet that fans could experience this attraction. But alas, all good things must come to an end: Universal has announced that the final incarnation will shut down soon.
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Not too long ago, we learned that new DeLorean cars would be manufactured beginning in 2017, but they were going to cost significantly more than they did when the car was originally sold back in the 1980s. But if you don’t have the cash to buy your own DeLorean, you’ll just have to settle for being able to see the original DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future when it heads to its new home at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Find out more about the new Back to the Future DeLorean exhibit at the museum below. Read More »
You might recall that late last year on Back to the Future Day (October 22nd 2015) it was revealed that Nike’s Tinker Hatfield was hard at work making sure at least one of Back to the Future Part II‘s predictions came true. The shoe designer hand-delivered a prototype of self-tying Nike Mags to Back to the Future star Michael J. Fox , with the promise that the real sneakers would be released in spring 2016. Now Nike has released a trailer for their self-lacing sneakers. Watch it now, after the jump.
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People mash up movie trailers all the time for us to watch. Just recently someone took footage from Guardians of the Galaxy and cut it in the style of the most recent Suicide Squad trailer. But it took more than some pointing and clicking to create the latest mash-up that was brought to our attention. That’s because this mash-up isn’t a video or even an image. It’s a car.
Some genius has created a vehicle that mashes up the famous DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future and Michael Knight’s classic car K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider. The result is a sleek, black DeLorean that is ready to fight crime with David Hasselhoff at the wheel before traveling in time. Check out the Back to the Future Knight Rider mash-up car below. Read More »
Last year, screenwriter Bob Gale and IDW teamed to create a new Back to the Future comic book series. Under the subtitle “Untold Tales and Alternate Timelines,” it lets fans experience some of the events that happened off screen, or in alternate timelines. For example, in the first issue we find out how Doc Brown and Marty McFly first meet and learn about Doc’s involvement in the super-secret Manhattan Project. Questions like “how did Marty and Doc meet” are so inconsequential to the main story of the franchise, but have captured fans’ imaginations for the last thirty years.
Or here’s another question: What actually happened with Doc Brown’s shady dealings with the Libyan terrorist group? The answer is the subject of a new Back to the Future prequel fan edit trailer by Tyler Hopkins. Hit the jump to watch the Back to the Future Prequel Trailer: 1.21 Gigawatts.
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If last year’s celebration of Back to the Future and Back to the Future Part II wasn’t enough time travel adventure for you, then 2017 might have something you’ll enjoy, at least if you have between $80,000 and $100,000 lying around.
Today The DeLorean Motor Company announced that they will be building new DMC-12 DeLorean automobiles, the car used for the time machine in Robert Zemeckis‘ sci-fi classic. The new cars will begin being sold in 2017 thanks to a new law that exempts small volume car manufacturers from the safety requirements applied to most new car makers. Find out why new DeLoreans are allowed to be made after the jump. Read More »
Thanks to the artwork of Drew Struzan, the posters for the Back to the Future trilogy are iconic. Countless fans have imitated the pose struck by an illustrated Doc Brown and Marty McFly next to the DeLorean time machine. But as with any movie, there are always unused poster designs that we don’t get to see until after the movie is released.
In the case of Back to the Future, there are several that we’ve seen over the years, but one more has only just recently been unveiled for the first time. Check it out below! Read More »
Now that Steven Spielberg is back at Universal, many industry insiders have been wondering if the legendary filmmaker will dig into his Amblin archives for some new remakes or sequels. Well, we know two things for sure: He will never remake Jaws or E.T. But what other movies in the Amblin library might he be considering?
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While fans were clamoring to get their hands on Pepsi Perfect and witnessing history being made with the first pair of power-lace shoes from Nike, the more hardcore Back to the Future fans were in California at the five-day 30th anniversary celebration We’re Going Back. With screenings, reenactments, location visits and more, this was the place to be.
But tickets were also expensive as hell, and if you’re like me, you just couldn’t afford to fly over to California to enjoy the festivities (though I did get to experience Back to the Future live in concert on October 21st). However, you can now kinda pretend that you attended We’re Going Back with some quick video recaps of the best stuff from each day of the Back to the Future celebration. Read More »